Bridging San Francisco Bay
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- Publication date
- ca. 1937
- Public Domain
The building of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
- United States
- ca. 1937
- Run time
Subject: When It Comes To Heights...
A very well done film with exquisite photography showing hoe these bridges are constructed. What a lot of work!
Most pitiful is that both cities are now slums.
Subject: they CAN"T make 'em like they used to.
In the Bay Bridge case 2 bridges, and a tunnel!
At the moment Cal-Trans enngineers are struggling
to finish the replacement for the 75 year old
eastern CANTILEVER bridge. The project is in its'
6th year and has suffered a poor design concept,
substandard workmanship, and substandard materials. The latest being poorly made bolts that
will have to be removed because of inferior strength. Much of the new bridge section was
constructed with low-ball price Chinese materials
So much for USS (United States Steel) the sponsor
of our 1937 film. Considering the eastern section
has stood since the 30's, survived an jet fighter
hit in the 60's and suffered only minor damage
in the 1989 earthquake. Carried 2 transport decks
the lower deck once carried Key System electric
trains as well astrucks and busses. The 37 bridge
was of course designed with slide rules and talent. Amazing it has been a fabulous servant and
safe all this time what great generation of responsible people. Sad to say the BOOMERS and
GEN X types responsible for the infra-structure
these days don't seem up to it if this fiasco is
any indication. If we look about the USA we see
that a lot of highways and bridges need major
repair or replacement. The self-centered are not
good stewards of the common. Le's get on with it!
Everything accomplished since President Roosevelts
time is in danger. What fools these mortals be-PUCK. From Shakespeare. That a "P" not and "F"
Subject: Bridges from USS
Subject: I don't like heights!!
So, if you didn't do "foolish" work, they'd fire you're yellow-behind and find a "better" worker.
Different times people. Pray you never face such choices.
Subject: Work ethic
Subject: building the bridge
Subject: Walking on the cyclone fence
Subject: Bridging San Francisco Bay
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: **.
Subject: Building A Bridge
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